In answer to the teenaged Bernadette’s question: ‘Who are you?’ the Lady answered: ‘I am the Immaculate Conception’. This took place on the Feast of the Annunciation, 25th March 1858 during the sixteenth apparition of Our Blessed Lady.

Ever since then, millions of pilgrims have made the journey to the ‘Little Town of Lourdes’ to be in that place touched by the feet of Mary who is ‘full of Grace’. Why? So that we may be close to her, who carried God’s Love for each one of us, and in so doing, draw closer to her Son.Pilgrimages always involve a great deal of careful preparation and many sacrifices. Our Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes is no different. Throughout the year numerous people work tirelessly to raise funds and make sure everything is organised in order for us to travel to Lourdes in safety as a diocesan family using the professional services of Joe Walsh Tours Across the Diocese, there is always an air of great excitement. energy and anticipation for our annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes – which will next take place from Friday 22nd July to Friday 29th July.

The 2022 Pastoral Theme issued by the Shrine authorities is here.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2022

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2022 is on Friday 22nd July and return on Friday 29th July

For more information see here

To download a booking form:

Leader and spiritual director: Rt Rev Bishop Paul Swarbrick

Pilgrimage Director: Father Peter Sayer, St Bernadette’s Presbytery, Bowerham Road, LANCASTER, Lancs, LA1 4HT, Tel: 01524 63000

Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage 2024 :-

The Pilgrimage will take place Tuesday 23rd July 2024 to Tuesday 30th July 2024.

Booking should be made through Joe Walsh Tours Website or call01617732115.

A booking form can be downloaded by accessing the pilgrimage website.

Pilgrimage Director: Linda Wisdom, 22 Clifton Drive, Blackpool, FY41NX

Tel: 07738022054